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Down Hall Hotel and Spa


Luxuriate at this Italianate mansion house hotel with extensive grounds and a spa, on the Hertfordshire and Essex border

Ideal for

Babies Toddlers Kids & pre-teens Teenagers

Book your stay at Down Hall Hotel and Spa

From £83/night
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Down Hall Hotel is one of England’s most established country house hotels. Wander the 110 acres of surrounding woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens - all with plenty of treasures for the kids to discover. Take afternoon tea, enjoy a leisurely dinner prepared with fresh ingredients from the vegetable garden or book a spa treatment. In the unlikely event that you choose to leave the family friendly luxury of the hotel, central London is just 45 minutes away.

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What we think

"We found this place as its super close to Stansted and I dislike airport hotels - I'm delighted with the find! Super friendly staff, gorgeously proportioned rooms, informal hearty breakfasts, brilliant grounds for you to let the kids loose on - while sipping a G & T perhaps - with play equipment, fairy doors and woodland wanders, and in summer more scheduled play. Its a brilliant bolt-hole to escape frantic weeks in work, as well as a perfect place to begin or end a family holiday - enjoy."

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What are the facilities like? Where can you eat? What can you do?

  • Bar Bar
  • Spa Spa
  • Restaurant Restaurant
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Outdoor play equipment Outdoor play equipment


Eating at Down Hall Hotel and Spa


Eating at Down Hall Hotel and Spa


Eating at Down Hall Hotel and Spa


There are accessible rooms and lifts in the west wing.

Location & local area

Where is it and how do you get there?

By road

Down Hall Hotel is approximately 20 minutes from the M11, near Bishop’s Stortford.

By rail

Trains from London to Bishop's Stortford run twice an hour and take approximately 45 minutes.

By air

Stansted Airport is 9 miles from Down Hall (15 minutes by taxi).

About the owners

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Tips from the owners

Local things to do, places to eat and attractions not to be missed.

  • Discover the Norman village hidden behind the castle walls at Mountfitchet.

  • The historic market town of Bishop’s Stortford has boutique shops and excellent restaurants.

  • For a wizard day out book onto a Harry Potter Studio Tour, around a 45 minute drive from the hotel.

  • Paradise Wildlife Park has a huge array of animals to visit as well as attractions and animal encounter experiences

  • Explore the beautiful gardens and the Victorian service wing at Audley End House.